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A problem with codecs on my windows media player!!!

by The Nightingale / January 16, 2006 1:14 PM PST

I've just downloaded a windows media video file, I tried to play it and go a message at the bottom of the screen saying 'locating codec server,' then another message a few seconds later saying 'ERROR downloading codecs'!! I then played the video but I could only hear the track and not see the video which I downloaded!!

Does this mean I have to reinstall the codecs on my windows media player? And if so how do I do that??

Im sure it's my WMP and not the video itself, I've been having lots of issues with it recently.

If you can help please post, this is driving me officially insane, it's so confusing!!

Thanks

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This may help
by kwokwai -space4english / January 16, 2006 1:36 PM PST

I don't know which version of WMP are you using, but for older version of WMP, you could try K-Lite codec, which is about 23MB.

hope this help!

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this may help
by kwokwai -space4english / January 16, 2006 1:38 PM PST
In reply to: This may help

I don't know which version of WMP you are using, but for older version of WMP, you could try K-Lite codec, which is about 23MB.

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Fraps may help
by slave_25637 / January 16, 2006 2:05 PM PST
In reply to: this may help

Fraps is a free program that lets you take screenshots and small movies of stuff on your desktop and in games. It records in the .avi format, so it has a wmp codec for playing avis in it. so if you have the problem with .avi files, this may be your solution.

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Fraps may help
by slave_25637 / January 16, 2006 2:32 PM PST
In reply to: this may help

Fraps is a free program that lets you take screenshots and small movies of stuff on your desktop and in games. It records in the .avi format, so it has a wmp codec for playing avis in it. so if you have the problem with .avi files, this may be your solution.

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Thanks!!
by The Nightingale / January 17, 2006 5:49 AM PST
In reply to: Fraps may help

Thanks for all the advice- I will try everything suggested!

By the way it's WMP 9.

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